Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
CILIP will launch an independent review of its Carnegie and
Kate Greenaway Medals following the controversy that was sparked by its
2017 Carnegie Medal longlist, which did not include a single black, Asian
or minority ethnic (BAME) writer.
David Walliams has racked up the best single week of sales
ever for a (single) World Book Day title, with Blob (HarperCollins Children's) soaring
449% in volume week on week to shift 103,571 copies, according to Nielsen
BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.
Sam Coates, senior rights executive of Vintage Books
at Penguin Random House, has won the £10,000 Deborah Rogers
Foundation Bursary, which going forwards has been renamed the Deborah
Rogers Foundation (DRF) David Miller Bursary.